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White Walker/ Other "Game of thrones" Halloween Costume 2012

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Hey People!

I've been costuming for the last couple years and getting fairly serious with some of my work. I would like to share with you my progress through pictures surrounding the build of my "Other" costume or "White Walker" as referenced in the BBC show Game of Thrones.

I started with a head bust of myself to eventually creating a latex mask for the character.

Sculpting proceeded with help from very few shots of the character found online. The hardest part was getting the dimensions to even out on both sides of the mask..this is my first time doing a large sculpt of this kind so i took it slow and made sure to follow steps provided by a Stan Winston tutorial found on there websight www.stanwinstonschool.com

I found edging out the detail with small strips of Monster makers clay was the best way to replicate the extremely wrinkled texture of the "Others" skin, the more i did this the easier and predictable it became and i was able to create some fairly good texture with it.

After smoothing by hand and with various sculpting tools i brushed the sculpt with alcohol 98% to smooth out the rough texturing and bring everything together. next i went over with fine detail texture using a wire brush and some crinkled up aluminum foil to create pours, skin imperfections and fine wrinkles.

After the detail layer i sealed the sculpt with Krylon clear spray.

Next was mold making... to do this i used gyp-son cement with a Plasticine mold wall, i wont go into the details because im sure there is a thread that explains this type of two part mold process.

Once the mold was completed i cast my mask using Monster Makers Latex which is specifically used for this application....It created a great thickness and is super strong and stretchy! http://www.therpf.com/attachment.php...1&d=1350942318

After de-molding i trimmed the mask and started to paint with various acrylic based paints that i had left over from other builds. these worked great and gave me a good textured effect when couples with a sponge, i could have airbrushed but i felt like this gave the mask a nice rugged texture.

I continued sculpting with the hands over casts of my own hands..These turned out great and were easy to mold. All the molds i use are the same two piece construction with ultracal.

After casting the hands in latex i moved onto the torso sculpt which went really fast because i just used a thin layer of clay to hash out the details in the skin, this eventually was molded and i was able to cast a nice thin utensil that i could put on like a shirt.

I then moved on to creating the wardrobe which consisted of a leather kilt shin guards and armor gauntlets all of which were up cycled from old thrift store buys. The leather kilt was created using an old leather jacket cut down into strips and glued/sewn together.

The armor was created using fake vinyl leather from an old suite case which i then textured using metallic paints.

Once i had everything sculpted and molded i moved onto finishing up each of the pieces with paint and hair.

To paint i used black white and blue tones to create the cold look to the white walkers skin..this was combined with some fake snow spray to add some extra texture.

I created the " Ice Spear by notching out a dowel to make it looked carved, then i took a piece of 1/4 inch acrylic and cut it to shape. To achieve the ice look i took a hand plainer to it and made indents that were similar to a piece of ice after that i sanded it down with 600 grit and put a clear coat on to make it translucent  i attached the two pieces with some bolts and covered the juncture with leather and twin.

Took some photos and added backgrounds to finish off the effect!

Thanks Hope you enjoyed!

Please email info@dirtymoosedesign.com for any other questions.
Blaise_Gauba2 months ago

Very nice work.

Plooser5 months ago

Very interested in jumping into this project for myself! One question though, in the pictures...it shows solid latex poured into the mold, how'd you work around this/hollow that out? I'm new to mask creation and would like any advice you can offer :)

How thick are the foam parts after casting? Does the mask become "smaller" because of that thickness? Fantastic costume. Thanks for sharing.
DirtyMooseDesign (author)  stringstretcher12 months ago
The Mask is about 3/4" thick and the body is about 1/8". The Mask sculpt is about that thickness from the cast of my head so it creates a nice snug fit.

Cheers!
Okay, I am seriously amazed, great costume, but GoT is an HBO show
poofrabbit2 years ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
DirtyMooseDesign (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Thanks!
Gondolom a Hollók vérén hízott meg. :) Amúgy nagyon jó!!!
Manick Yoj2 years ago
Absolutely incredible detailing. I'm blown away!
Great looking sculpt and costume!
Honus2 years ago
That is really exceptional- well done!
ro.wilkes2 years ago
Kick ass costume dude! Looks just like the walker in Game of Thrones.
I want to try doing this as well. Do you have any suggestions for places of supply?
Thanks! Your results looks absolutely amazing!
Justin!! First of all awesome Bane mask! Thanks for the interest and i totally think you should attempt this its a great deal of work but its also allot of fun. I would say try your local sculpture supply store this was mine

http://www.sculpturesupply.com

Or go online and look up monster makers, they provide amazing books and materials for doing all kinds of latex appliances.

http://www.monstermakers.com/

be sure to get monster makers clay for sculpting it was crucial for myself as a newer sculpture to get enhanced detail because the clay is really easy work with rather than a softer clay.

Cheers and good luck!
wow, that is SO cool. this is pro level SFX.
Wow
nickfarnell2 years ago
Awesome job Brad!
thats spectacular! i really want to learn how to do moldings and casts soon!